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Rugby League World Issue 402

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In Topic: RL fans mentality helping kill a dying sport.2

Today, 08:01 PM

Interesting comment as the generally held wisdom is that crowds are down because season ticket holders don't like getting their wallets/purses out for all pay games.

It may be interesting if someone could be bothered for people attending play off and CC round matches to be asked as they enter or exit games whether they are season ticket holders.

In Topic: 20/09/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons KO 5.15pm (TV)

Today, 01:28 PM

So who are Saints going to lose the Grand Final to now?

If we get there - and that is a BIG if - it's likely to be Wigan I would think but who knows?  We aren't proud.  We'll lose to anyone!  (That's obvious since we have lost to Leeds so many times ... but not this year we won't!)

In Topic: Travis Burns.

Today, 11:56 AM

Burns may not be the most talented stand off in rugby league and he's knocking on a bit but he brings feistiness to our team and we need that.  We need somebody with the heart to give it to the opposition when needed.  We have too few of those players at present. Hopefully too the Walsh/Burns partnership will simply be a bridge while any up and coming halves we may have in the ranks are developing.

In Topic: RL fans mentality helping kill a dying sport.2

Today, 08:04 AM

Why do RL fans just not turn up for games where you have to pay more (ie non season ticket).


Why are you assuming that it is the season ticket holders who aren't turning up?  Saints only pulled in a crowd of 7,500 at their game on Friday yet all the people I hang out with, all season ticket holders, all turned up.  The queue for tickets was on the one day when season ticket holders could buty their seat for the match.  There were no queues on the general sale days.


I would suggest that one reason the play offs and challenge cup* games have such low numbers is because what you are seeing are mainly the core supporters paying the extra.  The more casual supporters won't want to spend the money.  They'll appear again at the final, if the team they more casually support gets there.


*A further complication for the Challenge Cup is that its biggest rounds take place in the summer, when most people go on their holidays.

In Topic: 20/09/14 - Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings KO 2.45pm (TV)

Today, 07:43 AM

I thought Phelps made some poor errors and that Widnes missed Stefan Marsh who would have been in the centres if fit.

I agree with that.  I think Stefan Marsh has played really well for Widnes.